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Past participles can in principle be nominalised, but the result is marginal at best.

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Past participles may be nominalised, although this happens rarely and sounds artificial. Furthermore, past participles of je-verbs may not be nominalised:

Example 1

a. ?It troch my betochte woene se net oanharkje
the by me thought.up wanted they not listen.to
They did not want to listen to the things I thought up
b. *It troch my befantasearre woene se net oanharkje
the by me thought.up wanted they not listen.to
They did not want to listen to the things I thought up

The presence of the by-phrase makes it clear that the phrase is a Verb Phrase (VP) internally, although it is adjectival externally in that it bears attributive inflection. Many je-verbs may be substandardly and dialectally declined as ordinary verbs in case they are homophonous to Dutch equivalents. If they are, then they may be nominalised:

Example 2

?It troch my befantasearde woene se net oanharkje
the by me thought.up wanted they not listen.to
They did not want to listen to the things I thought up

Nominalised past participles do not occur in the partitive or as adverbials.

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More details can be found in Haan (1993) and Haan (1993).

References:
  • Haan, Rienk de & Hoekstra, Jarich1993Morfologische problemen bij de lexicale uitbreiding van het FriesTabu1-251-62
  • Haan, Rienk de & Hoekstra, Jarich1993Morfologyske tûkelteammen by de leksikale útwreiding fan it FryskIt Beaken5514-31
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